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Table 2 Number of full denials based on reasons other than exemptions, 2008–2017

From: Systematic overview of Freedom of Information Act requests to the Department of Health and Human Services from 2008 to 2017

AgencyNo recordsAll records referred to another agency or componentRequest withdrawnFee-related reasonRecords not reasonably describedImproper FOIA request for other reasonNot an agency recordDuplicate requestOtherTotal
CMS48401 (48.6%)4937 (5.0%)7096 (7.1%)5197 (5.2%)2397 (2.4%)8677 (8.7%)2356 (2.4%)2746 (2.8%)17809 (17.9%)99616
FDA6083 (20.1%)288 (1.0%)16644 (55.0%)1325 (4.4%)203 (0.7%)954 (3.2%)41 (0.1%)1995 (6.6%)2721 (9.0%)30254
Other HHS agencies6717 (24.4%)8993 (32.7%)5111 (18.6%)449 (1.6%)656 (2.4%)1251 (4.6%)1800 (6.5%)694 (2.5%)1812 (6.6%)27483
HHS total61201 (38.9%)14218 (9.0%)28851 (18.3%)6971 (4.4%)3256 (2.1%)10882 (6.9%)4197 (2.7%)5435 (3.5%)22342 (14.2%)157353